Needle exchange

Syringe and needle exchange projects

Prison needle and syringe programmes (PNSP)

This course aims to provide information and practical guidance to support the implementation of NSP in prisons and other closed settings. The course presents models of PNSP that have been tried and evaluated around the world, and provides recommendations and practical advice on advocating, starting, scaling up and monitoring PNSP. The intended audience for this course includes prison governors, administrators and staff, health-care managers and programme coordinators at all levels across all types of custodial institutions, prison administrations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and trade union officials.

English Website

Needle Exchange in Berlin - in prison and in society

Short video showing safe needle exchange machine in a prison in Berlin, and a syringe & needle dispenser on a street.

English Website

Exercise "Needle sharing and drug-sharing"

In these exercises, the risks of sharing drugs, needles, syringes and paraphernalia are tackled. Different techniques of sharing drugs –hazardous or non-hazardous ones are examined

English PDF Document

In partnership with:
Correlation Network